• First Parish of Norwell
    Celebrating 375 years

  • Join Us
    for Worship Sunday 10 a.m.

  • Imagine a religion
    where inspiration comes from many spiritual sources

  • We are
    a Welcoming Church

  • We Value the
    Inherent Worth & Dignity of Every Person

  • Our goal:
    World Community with Peace, Liberty and Justice for all.

  • We Respect
    the interdependent web of all existence

About Us

First Parish of Norwell is a liberal church in dialogue with the religious questions of the modern world, yet still honoring the best within our Judeo-Christian heritage. Recognizing no distinction of class, sex, nationality, race, age, or sexual orientation, ours is a Welcoming Church that stresses the need for community amidst the impersonality of the secular world. First Parish of Norwell is a member church in the Unitarian Universalist Association. First Parish of Norwell is a distinguished New England congregation serving the area including Norwell, Hanover, Marshfield, Hanson, Hingham, Scituate, Pembroke and other south shore towns for 375 years. Read More.


"In the bonds of fellowship and love, we unite to cultivate reverence, to promote spiritual growth and ethical commitment, to minister to each other's needs and to those of humanity, to celebrate the sacred moments of life's passage, and to honor the holiness at the heart of being." First Parish of Norwell Covenant


People of diverse beliefs gather as one faith. We aspire to create an extended spiritual family where young and old, Christian and non-christian, theist and humanist can offer each other mutual friendship and support in our common spiritual quest.


The Helen Fogg Service Committee coordinates efforts to reach our service goals by working with and contributing to already existing social justice and outreach efforts. Four areas of focus help to organize our work include: Neighbor to Neighbor, Sustainable Development, Education, and Human Rights.


UUA Disaster Relief Fund
After the Southeast and the Caribbean experienced two category five hurricanes within a week of each other, the initial Hurricane Irma Recovery Fund was broadened and renamed the UUA Disaster Relief Fund. Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands have experienced extraordinary devastation.
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Click here for UUA Disaster Relief!

Who We Are

First Parish Norwell
Our 375th Anniversary Events and Activities! Click here

Minister - Reverend Lise Adams Sherry

Rev. Lise feels pastoral care and rites of passage make up one of the more sacred parts of ministry. During these times, Lise hopes people will trust her with their challenges and their joys. Lise has found that simply offering her presence can be one of the more empowering things she does as a minister.

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Minister's Bio

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Minister Emeritus - Rev. Richard M. Fewkes

Join Us for Sunday Services at 10 a.m.

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    October 8: Learning from Indigenous Peoples
    As many celebrate Columbus Day weekend, let’s instead celebrate our indigenous neighbors, learn about some of their spiritual practices and how we might be able to incorporate some of their philosophies into our lives.
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    October 15: Blessing of the Animals
    Bring your animal best friends to church for a blessing! Pets should be on a leash or in a carrier. You may also bring photos of shy pets who would rather stay at home, or who have passed away. We'll bless larger animals in the parking lot outside after church.
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    October 22: : Our Transylvanian Partners
    FPNUU has been part of the partner church movement for over 25 years. How can relationships outside of our country enrich our lives? This will be Outreach Sunday, and the collection will benefit our partner church in Kadacs.
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    October 29: Topic to be Announced
    Rev. Dick Fewkes, Minister Emeritus, will join us for what will certainly be a fulfilling and joyful service.

    Sign-up sheets have been posted in the Parish Hall for ushers, greeters, Coffee Hour hosts and pulpit arrangements. Please consider signing up now.

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